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A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Nov 12, 2010

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bookshelves: adult, family-secrets, gay-and-lesbian-romance, grieving
Read from November 12 to 23, 2010

After having read Sarah's Key by de Rosnay, I was hoping for writing similar to keep my interest from the first page, but A Secret Kept is such a departure from Sarah's Key that it took me until almost the end of the book to realize I liked it. Antoine Rey is consumed with grief throughout the book, first for his mother he lost at an early age, then his father's abrupt change after his wife's death, his divorce and his career. He takes his sister Melanie away for a birthday gift, which results in an uncovered memory of their mother that sends the car veering off the road. Antoine's depression and depressed life is constant to the point of a turn off, except he is made to seem so human and you want him to find solace. If you stay with the book, there is healing and understanding. The last sentence on page 275 stuck with me.

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